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The Eternal Wisdom: Lord Krishna’s Teachings

In our culture, Lord Krishna, a divine figure, has much more significance with his teachings. In the tales of Mahabharat, Lord Krishna presented us with Bhagwat Gita, a treasure of valuable knowledge and lessons that could guide us through paths of eternal wisdom. A path to illumination.

Let us reflect on this Krishna Janmastami, His lore and echoes of teachings about life’s mysteries and find inspiration for our own journey.

First of all, about Krishna Janmastami.
It is celebrated to mark the occasion of the birth of the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, on the eighth day (asthami) of Krishna Paksha of Bhadra month. As per ancient texts, Lord Krishna, son of King Vasudev and Queen Devaki, was believed to be born to destroy Kansa, brother of Queen Devaki. Kansa ended 7 children’s lives before the birth of Krishna. After the eighth child was born, King Vashudev took him out of the dungeon and crossed the Yamuna River to safety at Gokul.

The Story:
There are many stories of Lord Krishna which have their own significance. Today, we will be going to take 8 snippets of His teachings, which He bestowed upon Arjun, the great

The Pandavs and the Kauravs were fighting the Great War of Mahabharat. Among the Pandavs, was the great warrior Arjun. Krishna was his charioteer. Arjun was in the middle of the battlefield confused and paralyzed by doubts. Doubts of fighting with own family members, brothers, guardians, gurus, etc. During this despair, Lord Krishna counseled Arjun with his words of wisdom about life, reminding him to carry on with his righteous duty.

Now, let's get to know about 8 lessons.
Lesson 1: Duties
We must perform our duty without anticipating the end result. However, it doesn’t mean having high hopes is wrong. But we need to take action and enjoy the process, which ultimately improves our overall productivity. Concentrating on our duty also benefits our overall mental health. We also need to face with courage, faith and right perspective, and not run away.

Lesson 2: Anger
Anger affects our capability of judgment impacting our memory and intellect. Anger is the fundamental cause of all kinds of failures in people’s lives. We must try to manage and control our anger and keep peace of mind.

Lesson 3: Mindfulness
We need to live in the present moment, neither worrying about the future nor regretting the past. Mindfulness is all about staying and being aware about the present. It makes a difference in the quality of life, and also enhances mental well-being. We might often come face to face with problems and challenges, but with mindfulness, it helps to focus on the present.

Lesson 4: Humbleness
One is born empty-handed and they’ll die so too. When a person is born, they don’t own any materialistic thing. And similarly, when they die they will leave all behind. So be humble.

Being humble or modest is one of the most important characteristics of personality. It helps you to cultivate genuine relationships and gives us reasons to be happy in our life.

Lesson 5 Change
Change is universal, so whether it be happiness or sorrow, they are temporary. Everything in this world is continuously changing, and the best way to handle changes is to face them, explore new opportunities and find solutions. Instead of feeling guilty about what happened, and worrying about what will happen in the future— one should have faith that whatever happens, happens for the best.

Lesson 6 Belief
Believe and it will heal you, make you happy, help you progress, etc. We need to first convince ourselves that we are capable of doing it, then we have the courage to do things. When a person doubts themself, they are unable to put in their best efforts. And so, self doubt prevents one from achieving success in life.

Lesson 7 Welfare
Most of the actions that we perform are for our own benefit, and rarely worry about how our actions can affect them. But with welfare in mind or selflessness, it makes us realize that we are all a family. Whatever actions we take, it should make the world a better place and help to bond with people around us.

Lesson 8: Desires
If we lack control of their mind, desires, and emotions, we are unable to focus on our goals and achieve them. There are a lot of desires in us, but in our life, we have to sacrifice many things to achieve success. If we are not willing to sacrifice our desires such as comfort zone, pride, ego, etc, we will never be able to achieve our highest level of success. Hence, control your desires and you’ll be in control of your life.

Sometimes while navigating through complexities of modern life, His wisdom serves as light. Let’s try to incorporate these teachings into our lives and sail on a transformative journey— a journey to self-realization and discover eternal essence.

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